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Owen Coyle: bizarre refereeing decisions are costing us

Coyle says "poor refereeing decisions" have cost Bolton points. Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Owen Coyle says a series of poor refereeing decisions have cost Bolton vital Championship points this season.

The Wanderers boss confirmed the club have put together a DVD of decisions he believes have gone against his side this season to demonstrate a string of justices.

Bolton currently lie 18th in the table after their 2-2 home draw with Leeds on Tuesday, and Coyle believes refeereing calls did not go their way.

"It wasn't one decision it was decisions. Some of the decisions have been truly bizarre," he said.

"We had the biggest (claim for a) penalty you'll ever see on Keith Andrews not given. Leeds were then given a penalty when Stephen Warnock's played the ball.

"But we should accept that we should do better on set-plays, when we're ruthless and people are doing their jobs we know we can win matches regardless of what happens during the course of that match."

Bolton's poor start to the campaign has led to some dissenting voices at the Reebok, but Coyle insists it's all a part of the job.

"There'll always be dissenting voices even when you're doing well. There's people out there having to provide for their families.

"I love football, I love Bolton Wanderers. Anyone who has anything negative to say will see the resilience and the character at this club. I will never be evasive, we work our socks off here everyday and we'll come out the other end smiling."

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